Oliver Stone's Alexander the Great movie may be history
BY Advocate.com Editors
November 26 2002 1:00 AM ET
The New York Post's Page Six reports that filmmaker Oliver Stone may abandon his proposed film biography of gay conqueror Alexander the Great because of a rival project from Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann. Luhrmann has a go-ahead from Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox as well as a commitment from Leonardo DiCaprio to star. Stone's financial backer, the German-owned Intermedia, ia still reeling from money lost on K-19: The Widowmaker and Windtalkers, not to mention the ever-rising budget on the upcoming Terminator III: Rise of the Machines. While an Intermedia spokeswoman says the company is still moving forward on the Alexander movie, one industry expert tells Page Six, "They might not want to take another gamble."
- WATCH: Gay Couple Assaulted at Dallas BBQ in Chelsea
- WATCH: Jon Stewart's Mic-Drop on Antigay GOP's 'Slim Chances' at White House
- Drag Race's Trixie Mattel: 'I Actually Thought I Would Win'
- Meet the Same-Sex Couple Who Made Dodger Stadium Swoon
- WATCH: Janet Mock Gives Oprah 'Ah-Ha' Moments About Gender
- WATCH: Nebraska Woman Is Suing All 'Homosexuals' on Behalf of God